Public Knowledge Files Comments Urging NTIA to Protect Consumer PrivacyNovember 12, 2018
Recently, Public Knowledge filed comments with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration in response to the agency’s request for input on “Developing the Administration’s Approach to Consumer Privacy.” The agency is seeking ways to advance consumer privacy while protecting prosperity and innovation.
The following can be attributed to Allie Bohm, Policy Counsel at Public Knowledge:
“We appreciate the opportunity to submit comments on the Administration’s approach to privacy. It is imperative that any Administration proposal address consumers’ interests and concerns. Although the NTIA articulates a number of important outcomes and high-level goals for federal action, notably absent are outcomes and goals around fairness, consumer protection, and equal opportunity. The NTIA’s proposal also leans too heavily on a risk-based approach and on “reasonableness,” a term that individuals and businesses likely interpret very differently. We’re ready to assist the NTIA to ensure that consumers’ interests are reflected as the agency continues developing the Administration’s approach to privacy.”
You may view the comments here.